How to Make a Bequest
After you have taken care of your loved ones, choosing to leave a gift in your Will to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Foundation is a great way to create a lasting legacy for generations of music lovers to come.
Bequests are welcome in any amount and can be simply stated in your Will or codicil. You should consult your legal advisor when making a Will or when adding a codicil to your existing Will, to ensure it fully represents your wishes.
The following wording is suggested for leaving a gift in your Will to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Foundation:
“I give to the NZSO Foundation Trust Board, (% of estate, the residue of my estate, or sum of money, or write description of property or assets) for general purposes, for which the receipt of an authorised officer of the Foundation shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my trustees.”
Should you prefer to make your bequest for a specific area of interest, please contact Allison Groves. By telling us what is important to you, we are able to suggest how your gift, pledged through your Will now, can help the NZSO.
Registration with the Charities Commission
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Foundation – CC24274, is a registered charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005. For more information about The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Foundation’s registration, visit the Charities Register.
A codicil is a document that amends, rather than replaces, a previously executed will. Amendments made by a codicil may add or revoke a few small provisions (e.g., changing executors), or may completely change the majority or all of the gifts under the will. Each codicil must conform to the same legal requirements as the original will, such as the signatures of the testator and, typically, two or three (depending on jurisdiction) disinterested witnesses.
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